Deadline: February 17, 2023
Applications are open for the Beyond the Barrel of the Gun Fellowship 2023. The Blacklight, the New York Amsterdam News’ investigative unit, is excited to announce the 2023 Gun Violence Reporting Fellowship, which is part of their Beyond the Barrel of the Gun initiative.
Funded by the Google News Initiative News Equity Fund, they are seeking an investigative reporting fellow who will work with their investigative unit to report on the root causes and the impact of gun violence within the Black and Brown communities, as well as the solutions to this plague which disproportionately harms Black and Brown New Yorkers.
This fellowship is designed for an early to mid-career journalist who has reporting experience but is looking to deepen their practice by working on a longform investigative project. Fellows may explore data journalism and visualization as well as public records and community-based reporting.
- The fellowship will last up to three months and includes a stipend of $10,000.
- Open to early to mid-career journalist who has reporting experience but is looking to deepen their practice by working on a longform investigative project.
- Journalists should be in the U.S.
- The ideal proposal will be for a series of articles and/or multimedia stories which explores an aspect of gun violence, its root causes and/or impact on Black and brown communities as well as solutions.
- They are especially interested in proposals that explore the idea of gun violence as a public health issue.
- While the Amsterdam News is based in New York, they will accept proposals that tackle this topic anywhere in the United States. Fellows should already based in the location they plan on reporting from as no additional travel funds are available. Applicants who have already done some pre reporting will have a distinct advantage.
In your proposal, answer the following questions:
- What is the story about? Who is being impacted? Are there solutions to the challenges that you are writing about?
- Has anyone else covered this story? If so, how is your proposal different or deeper than what has already been reported?
- Who are the main subjects/sources/communities that you will be interviewing/profiling?
To apply, submit PDFs of the following documents: a thoughtful cover letter, 2-3 previously published stories (links are acceptable), a resume and a project proposal no longer than two pages detailing your story idea to [email protected] with Fellowship in the subject line. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
For more information, visit Gun Violence Reporting Fellowship.